In this article, we explore the various material models and see how they help in understanding the underlying mechanics. Whether you’re an experienced engineer or an aspiring analyst, join us as we delve into the fascinating world of material modeling in Abaqus, discussing everything from Elastic and Inelastic material models to more complex models such as Progressive Damage and Failure, Hydrodynamic Behavior, and Multiscale Material Modeling.
Designing rotating machinery requires a thorough analysis of potential vibrational feedback that could occur in the system during operation. If proper precautions are not taken, excessive vibrational excitations in rotating systems can create catastrophic failures. In this article, see how we used 3DEXPERIENCE STRUCTURAL roles and Abaqus FEA software to perform an analysis workflow focusing on the identification of critical speeds where large vibrational excitations are most likely to occur.
The Abaqus Associative Interface is tailored to integrate with SOLIDWORKS users. It provides a direct channel to transfer geometry from SOLIDWORKS to Abaqus/CAE. With this interface, users can easily send individual components or a full assembly from SOLIDWORKS to Abaqus/CAE using a single click.
The finite elements in “finite element analysis” (and how you create them) are fundamental. FEA users need to be able to easily create high-quality mesh patterns, and the algorithms behind the behavior of that mesh under load need to balance speed, accuracy, and capability to match the simulation’s intentions (whether that be a “quick and dirty” stiffness assessment or high-fidelity nonlinear stress analysis). This article introduces some of what Abaqus can offer to help produce high-quality, purpose-driven FE models for better and faster analysis.
Each FEA tool on the market contains its own selection of solvers and solution procedures that may or may not be able to represent these phenomena with varying degrees of efficiency and accuracy. Abaqus excels at having a widely applicable and highly efficient solver portfolio. Let’s take a closer look at the many applications of that broad and deep FEA toolbox.
Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) is a powerful discipline that enables engineers to design, analyze, and optimize complex systems and structures more efficiently and accurately. It has revolutionized the way engineering is done and will continue to be a critical component of the engineering process in the future. If you are looking to bring Finite Element Analysis (FEA) or Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software in-house, there are a few things you should know before you buy.
As a design progresses, engineers move on to more detailed analyses to validate the design. This is where SOLIDWORKS Simulation can be leveraged to quickly analyze individual components and multi-part assemblies in a range of loading conditions. However, as designs become more complex, the limitations of SOLIDWORKS Simulation become apparent, and more powerful tools like Abaqus are required. This article helps you determine when is a good time to upgrade.
Having the right Abaqus system can be the difference between design validation taking hours or days, and that very quickly translates into money. Unfortunately, Abaqus system performance (and pricing) can be very sensitive to exactly what you plan to simulate/. For this reason, we highly recommend talking to your Abaqus VAR and system builder before buying anything. But if you'd like to go into that conversation well-informed (or are still planning to build for yourself), this guide is for you.
As advanced simulation software like Abaqus becomes ever more important to developing highly competitive products, manufacturers are looking for ways to expand their FEA capabilities. Many of those manufacturers may begin by looking to hire FEA or CFD or emag simulation engineers, but this may not be the most cost-effective approach.